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Exporting educational services : an Australian university’s experience in delivering offshore project management programs

Hampson, Keith D. (1996) Exporting educational services : an Australian university’s experience in delivering offshore project management programs. Australasian Journal of Engineering Education, 7(1), pp. 61-66.

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Abstract

Increasingly, Australian universities are facing the challenges of global education. While overseas students studying in Australia provide the primary source of export earnings for educational institutions, a number of institutions, including QUT, are also involved in international trade in educational services by providing services offshore. This paper discusses driving forces behind moves by Australian universities to enter the international education market. It then briefly describes Queensland University of Technology’s internationalisation strategy. The paper concludes with a case study describing how the School of Construction Management has pioneered the development of offshore courses at QUT. The introduction of the Master of Project Management and Graduate Diploma of Project Management programs in Singapore in November 1993 represented QUT’s first experience in this area. With the experience of 18 months of operation, the School now has the opportunity to reflect on the outcomes of this venture and consider future options.

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ID Code: 41031
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: offshore courses, education market, project manager education
ISSN: 1324-5821
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > OTHER BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (129900)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1996 Australasian Association for Engineering Education
Deposited On: 01 Apr 2011 09:27
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2011 02:21

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